Lot 253 - 1986 Ford Capri ‘2.8 Injection’
|Odometer reading||1,006 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
The Ford Capri was the Ford Mustang of Europe. A mind boggling array of options meant that the Capri could be whatever you wanted it to be; just like the Mustang. The Capri was, in fact, a far more varied animal than the Mustang with engines ranging from 1300cc to 3100cc as well as a myriad of trim specifications. The Capri was released to the press on 24th January 1969 at the Brussels Motor Show and caused a sensation. For the 1982 model year, a new sporty version debuted at the Geneva Motor Show called the 2.8 Injection. Power rose to a claimed 160PS giving a top speed of 130mph. The Capri 2.8 Injection breathed new life into the range with the four-speed gearbox replaced with a five-speed unit early on and at the same, in 1984, upgrading to the Capri Injection 'Special' using half leather seating and a limited slip differential. Externally, the car could be easily distinguished by seven spoke RS wheels and colour-coded grille and headlamp surrounds.
This superb example must represent one of the best available; the bodywork has been completely dismantled with new front wings and a full respray. The interior is as new with new leather to the original Recaro seats, new radio and the original rear parcel shelf. Under the bonnet, the gearbox, axle, propshaft and power-steering have been rebuilt with the engine tuned to give an additional 20% more power. Fully balanced fast-road camshafts have been added and to handle the upgrade, all the suspension and steering have been re-bushed with new brakes, radiator, wheels and tyres. With just 600 miles covered since these extensive works, the condition is understandably excellent in every respect.
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